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About UAF

UAF's 10,446 students come from Alaska, most other states, and 42 foreign countries. Fourteen percent of our students come to Alaska from other states and 253 come from other countries.   

UAF is the only campus in the state that awards doctoral degrees and it holds the distinction of being one of the few Land, Sea and Space Grant universities in the country.  For more information, please visit

About Wood Center

The William Ransom Wood Campus Center was designed by a UA alumnus to provide students with an antidote to cabin fever. The center features a ballroom and adjoining conference rooms, an eight-lane bowling alley, six pool tables, multilevel lounge, a pub, coffee and espresso café, a pizza place, a large grill and food court and an inspirational “staircase to nowhere." Wood Center also has offices for several UAF departments and student organizations.

The “stairs to nowhere” in the center of the building are there because the Wood Center was originally designed to have three floors, and when construction plans changed due to unforeseen permafrost problems, the stairs had already been built. 

UAF Wood Campus Center

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